Tax Preparation Assistance

It's a little over two months since the income tax filing deadline. However fraud exists year-round.

See an IRS write-up from June 15, 2017:  IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer.

 

ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING FREE OR REDUCED-FEE PREPARATION OF INCOME TAX FORMS INCLUDE:

Center for Economic Progress - Chicago

After the April 18, 2017 filing deadline, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) offers tax help year-round through their Money Action Days, at CEP's main office--567 W. Lake St., Chicago.  312-252-0280.

 

LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICS INCLUDE:

myfreetaxes.com:   

AARP Site locator:  888-227-7669

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago:  312-915-7176

Administer Justice, Elgin, IL:  847-844-1100

 

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers the following toll-free number to individuals with income tax-related questions: 1-800-829-1040 (Monday-Friday) and  its business counterppart: 1-800-829-4933 (Monday-Friday).

The State of Illinois offers the following numbers to individuals with income tax-related questions: 1-800-732-8866 (toll-free) or 217-782-3336 (Monday-Friday).

Closest government offices

Illinois Department of Revenue

Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Ave.
Des Plaines, IL  60016
Phone: 847-294-4200
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

2016 state income tax forms are available at the Illinois Department of Revenue website. 

The IRS has 13 operating Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) in Illinois. The closest one to Des Plaines is at 5100 River Road in Schiller Park.

In-person meetings now are by appointment only!  Call:  844-545-5640

Phone: 847-737-6688
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

This IRS location is about five miles south of downtown Des Plaines, in a multi-level office building on the west side of River Road, a major street. (Once you get to Rosemont, you are very close.) There is free parking in a lot immediately west of the building, or in a nearby garage just west of that. View the services offered at this IRS office.

To order federal forms and publications, go to the IRS website. 

 

Updated 6-23-17